Gripped Magazine

July 31, 2014

Petzl Pad and Headlamp

Watch the two clips below to learn more about some of Petzl’s best gear for climbers.  
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Video: Looking Glass Rock

Climbing some trad at Looking Glass Rock This is the first pitch of a big aid line. Great moderate free climbing that you wish extended to the top of the cliff line. You better have a little skill at everything to be able to run up this gem.  
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New Big Route in the Bugaboos

Tony McLane and Nathan MacDonald have climbed a new moderate on the North Howser Towers in Canada’s Bugaboos. On July 28, the pair climbed up the Shooting Gallery and crossed the Seventh Rifle to gain new ground. The route follows a large prow between The Real Mexcalito and
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Finlayson’s New Working Man 5.14

Jamie Finlayson has climbed many of the West Coast’s hardest routes and recently added a new 5.14b. The July heatwave is providing perfect conditions for hard sends in Squamish. Read about Ben Harnden’s second ascent of The Bull 5.14R here. Finlayson bolted the route
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